Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

It's 1947, and 15-year-old Evie, along with the rest of the United States, is moving on to bigger, better things. World War II is over, and there's no more rations, everyone is buying new, big cars, and things are looking up. One day, Evie's step-father, a vet, proposes a family vacation for her and her mother, to Florida, without overbearing Grandma Glad. Evie is excited about the adventure, and getting out of the beginning of school! Once Evie and her parents arrive in Florida, the vacation fails to live up to Evie's expectations, until Joe shows up, one of her father's war buddies. Evie has to try to prove she is not a baby anymore, and find out what really went on during the war, and why her step-father is trying to get away from Joe. This is a thrilling mystery, with a shocking conclusion!
Grades 8-12

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